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Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo

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Shinjuku City, Japan

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icon11 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Face masks provided for travelers
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Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Take a quick nature-lover’s day trip to the majestic Mt. Fuji and forest of Aokigahara, offering the perfect break from Tokyo’s fast-paced hustle and bustle. Enjoy the impressive views from Mount Fuji’s 7,610 foot-high (2,305 meter) 5th Station and join a guide for a one-of-a-kind visit inside an ice cave typically off-limits to the public. Your excursion includes pick-up in Tokyo (at select hotels), transport and entrance fees, local guide and evening drop-off in Tokyo’s nightlife hotspot of Shinjuku.
  • Full-day tour from Tokyo to Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest
  • Travel up the mountain to Fuji's 5th station — the highest point a vehicle can go
  • Explore the Narusawa Ice Cave in Aokigahara Forest
  • End your tour at Tokyo’s vibrant Shinjuku nightlife precinct
  • Great tour if you’re short on time but want to check Mt Fuji off your list

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour visits an ice cave in Aokigahara Forest and includes select hotel pickup and a return to Shinjuku.
Coach ride from Tokyo to Mt Fuji
Bus ride from FujiQ Highland park to Shinjuku
Local guide (guide service ends after cave tour in Aokigahara Forest)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

KEIO PLAZA HOTEL TOKYO, 2 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Departure Time

8:25 AM

Return Details

Shinjuku Eki Nishiguchi Chuo Dori, 1 Chome-7 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
For anyone short on time, this combination Mount Fuji and forest day trip is the perfect way to sample of the scenic beauty of Japan’s great outdoors. You will be picked up in the morning and start heading towards the snow-capped Mount Fuji, Japan’s most-famous peak.

Upon arrival at the 5th Station, the highest point reachable on Mt Fuji by vehicle, take the next 30 to 40 minutes to savor the breathtaking views, camera at-the-ready, or check out the on-site gift shop for a souvenir.

The second half of your day begins at the Sea of Trees, known officially as Aokigahara Forest. The striking landscape is the result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, creating the area’s exposed lava flows, exposed tree roots and eerie caves formed by explosions of volcanic gas. The day’s final activity takes you on an adventure inside Narusawa Ice Cave with a local guide, an activity normally off-limits to most visitors. Your insider’s exploration weaves through the slippery surfaces of this subterranean space, revealing the cave’s surreal ice formations.

End your tour with a drop-off at the bus stop of the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park to wait for a bus back to Tokyo, with a ticket given to you by your guide. Pass the time with activities including bowling, a gift shop and concession stand. Take the two-hour bus ride back to Tokyo and continue the fun.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Aokigahara Forest
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mt. Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes with rubber soles for walking in the caves and also bring a light jacket
  • Important Notice: This tour will depart regardless of weather or traffic conditions, unless you are notified otherwise by the local operator. Viator and your local tour operator will not be responsible for poor visibility of Mt Fuji or itinerary changes due to unforeseen circumstances
  • The tour may conclude at Shinjuku, Tokyo, or Ikebukuro Station depending on the bus status on the day of travel
  • If the minimum number of participants 2 is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
  • Due to weather conditions, Mt. Fuji may not be visible even from the base. However, the tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be given for this reason.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It will be dark inside so make sure that you wear shoes that has a good grip and is waterproof since the floor is very wet and slippery." See review
  • "The floor of the cave is solid ice so be sure to wear suitable shoes." See review
  • "Come for the forest, and don't expect much from the ice cave." See review

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Unique Experience!!
Curiosity306265
, Dec 2019
This little excursion to the ice cave was the highlight of our trip to Japan. The cool and leisurely walk through the tranquil and peaceful forest was a pleasure punctuated with interesting tidbits of information provided by our very knowledgeable and fluent guide, Ms Mina Ono. The descent into the cave was thrilling but safe. The absolute darkness in the cave and the sound of water droplets dripping was mesmerizing and the feeling was awesome. Ms Mina was really friendly and patient and we thoroughly enjoyed the outing.
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Worth it
Dreamer49933445750
, Nov 2019
My boyfriend and I chose this tour because we wanted to see the forest - overall this tour is very well done - the sky was clear so we got to see Mt. Fuji and had about 45 min at the 5th Station to take pictures, look around and go to the gift shops. We then went to the hotel and got a bite (lunch is not included but there’s a Japanese restaurant, an Italian restaurant and a bakery at the hotel to choose from that you pay for on your own). At the hotel we separated from the original tour group and our tour guide for the forest/cave picked us up in a van - we then went to pick up our gear and went to the forest. Our guide was very informative and the hike through the forest was really neat, but the cave exploring was the coolest part of the day! The helmets with lights are necessary because it is pitch dark and damp - not something for anyone unstable on their feet! The cave really made this tour worthwhile - do be aware that you will most likely be dealing with traffic on the bus on the way back to Tokyo and might not return to Shinjuku until 8 or 9 at night.
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Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo
Erica F
, Oct 2019
AMAZING! This was our favorite tour while visiting Japan! Beautiful forest, very informative guide, and exciting caves.
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Awesome
milasky2019
, Jul 2019
It was a really great trip. Everything organized perfectly. We learned a lot from guides who shared their knowledge happily.
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Must see Mt Fuji combined with a Forest and cave exploration
Getaway46553717512
, Jul 2019
When in Tokyo, visiting Mt. Fuji is a must do. Joining a tour provides the additional value of getting a commentary about the history and culture of Japan and of Mt Fuji. It saves you the hassle of figuring out how to get there too. The guide gave ideas of what we can do at the 5th Station, e.g. sending a post card with a special stamp from Mt Fuji, trying out the local Fuji pastry. We took the less popular package of checking out the Aokigahara Forest and Cave. If you like nature and hiking, this is a good option. The tour provides the gear for the hike and the trek into the cave, i.e. overall, gloves, hard hat. The guide gives the background of how the forest and the ice caves were formed. She also generously took photos. Just note those photos can be used by the guide company.
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Great trip must do while in Japan
Curiosity41307610534
, Jan 2019
My daughter and I did this trip and it was great. You don’t get to spend much time on the 5th station at Mount Fuji but the trip to the ice cave is worth it! You do need to be able to climb and be steady on your feet but it’s an incredible experience. Our guide Yaya was very knowledgeable and gave us loads of information about the ecosystem in the forest. Make sure you wear good walking shoes/running shoes and warm clothing. At the end you get a public bus back to Shinjuku which takes around and hour and a half. If you get back early you can ask to get an earlier bus back. Overall worth doing and a great trip to escape the hustle of Tokyo
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Ice Cave
clozano128
, Sep 2018
The Aokigahara Forest day Trip was AMAZING! It did rain that day but the experience and walk through the forest was well worth it. Yaya was our tour guide and she is extremely knowledgeable. That being said our trip to Mt Fuji was completely overshadowed by the Ice cave. You have 30 mins to see Mt Fuji (if there’s no fog) but you’re not the only tour bus there. You basically have sufficient time to go to the bathroom, glance at souvenirs, and go hunting for your tour bus.
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Fuji and the ice cave were AWESOME
Elizabeth W
, Aug 2018
We were so lucky to be one of the 10% of people who actually see Mt. Fuji in July! It was beautiful, even without snow. And the ice caves were incredible - although good, non-slip shoes are vital. And the walk through the forest with Kevin was very informative.
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This trip was well worth it ! the...
Rodney F
, Jun 2018
This trip was well worth it ! the mountain is beautiful although if your doing this tour mostly for the mountain you will be disappointed bc you only spend a small amount of time at the 5th station. the forest was pretty awesome and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and amusing . the cave was cool but wasnt as cool and icy as we thought but we did go in october so maybe bc it was winter it wasnt as icy ! everything was well organized.
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The bus ride out to Mt. Fuji was...
Nick A
, May 2018
The bus ride out to Mt. Fuji was beautiful! So much green and lush mountain terrain. And our tour guide - a tiny Japanese women with a thick accent - was ADORABLE! She told the story of the two mountains and did voices for the different characters - we couldn't stop laughing. She also gave us sheet music and sang us a traditional Japanese nursery song. No - she can't sing - which made it even better. She made the long bus ride - which would normally be tedious - one of the best parts of this tour. When we got to the 5th station, it was foggy. Too foggy to see the mountain. So, we went into the little shopping center for some souvenirs. After a bit, our tour guide found us in the crowd and ushered us outside. There was a break in the fog and just for a moment you could see Fuji. She could have left us in the store - but she went out of her way to make sure we saw the mountain when we could! AND THEN, the forest. So beautiful. So creepy. Pictures don't do it justice. I grew up in the mountains of Oregon and I have NEVER seen anything like this. The ice cave was like any other ice cave - wonderful if you've never been in a volcanic lava tube before. But it was very small. Probably the smallest lava tube I've been in, including, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Italy, and Australia. Come for the forest, and don't expect much from the ice cave.

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